Essential Life Skills Taught by Modern Day Schools
Posted by Strategic Communications, JGI Group on 13 Jan 2022
The pandemic though created many cataclysms in our lives but has also taught us the importance of survival skills. As we stayed quarantined indoors we understood the importance of many tasks we were ignoring till then. With the vaccination being done initiating our journey back to normalcy, we should be keen on teaching the essential life skills to our kids. However, as kids spend a major part of their day in schools, they have a bigger contribution in teaching children essential life skills that will ensure them a better brighter future.
Here are a few essential life skills that schools teach their students:
Learn to be Self-reliant and Disciplined - There is a certain ruleset of a school, one must come time and do their homework and classwork themselves and take part in a lot of self-reliant activities. This makes your kid take up his responsibility from a young age inculcating self-reliance as a habit throughout his entire life. Besides the pedagogy of the schools teaches them moral values like orderliness, which are essential for a disciplined life. Such activities and learnings shape your kid to be a better human being.
A Holistic approach towards life - In schools your kid has to co-study with kids from different backgrounds, with diverse languages and cultures. Sharing space with a variety of same-aged kids, develop a liberal mindset in them. They will be motivated to cultivate a holistic approach towards life: the real essence of education.
Emphasis on Self-awareness and Mental wellbeing - Schools today apart from imparting traditional education engage students in numerous extracurricular activities like camping, interschool competition, social utility projects, team projects, and lots more. These activities teach them to understand their self-aura; their likes and dislikes. Self-realization is an important aspect of mental wellbeing. The more they understand themselves, the more will they be able to deal with the complexities of life. Moreover, every school kid has to juggle between school-work, extracurricular activities and maintaining a social life which prepares them for main the “perfect work-life balance” in future.
Financial Literacy - We all learn our calculating skills in school, while economics and social science taught us the intricacies of the financial world. However, the modern-day math and economics curriculum have evolved a lot. Now they aim to teach kids more real-life calculation skills like calculating interest, how expenses on credit cards and loans can be managed, the concepts of selling price and buying price, inflation, and deflation, how to make a budget, the intricacies of filing a taxes, GST and such other.
Growing at par with global standards - Every modern-day school on average today implements a pedagogy that is in part with foreign education. Educational institutions today combine elements of the global level so that their students can compete in the international labor market in the future.
Great communication skills -Major drawback of the old-school Indian education system was low student-teacher ratio, emphasis only on the hoary making system, and less importance on developing communication skills in students. The picture is quite evolved now with a higher student-teacher ratio which motivated students to communicate more with teachers. Students now learn new concepts, clear their confusion easily with better communication which reinforces their understanding.